Aims of the project
To offer companionship and practical help to elderly people who may not be able to do some tasks themselves.
To allow pupils to learn from the experience of those they visit.
Background and goals
This is the most longstanding of Canford's community projects and has been established for nearly as long as the school.
Canford teachers drive pupils to and from the private houses and care homes, oragnise the tea, trips and concerts, and act as hosts (with the pupils) at these events.
Three staff help every Monday afternoon, with others helping when there is an organised activity.
About a dozen 6th form pupils, both girls and boys.
Frequency and duration
Two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the academic year.